For a summer cut her mother would lop off the braids, leaving her with a chic bob for the warmer months.
His Medusa-like braids and West Coast sound have become iconic cultural references for the mid-'90s hip-hop boom.
For women, that means “conservative” braids are allowed only if there are no beads or ornamentation.
Inside, sporting a set of braids that would make Katniss Everdeen green with jealousy, is the self-anointed “queen bee,” Lorde.
I noticed the hair was over eight inches long, bound in braids.
Water dripped from the fringe of hair across her forehead and poured from her braids.
The girls in kimonas and with their hair in braids, sat in their sitting-room.
When the bows were tied she put the braids back with a characteristic toss of the head and stood looking at herself in the glass.
It means that my braids are up to stay, so hereafter I'm a real woman.
The women wore a more beautiful coiffure divided into two braids.
"to plait, knit, weave, twist together," c.1200, breidan, from Old English bregdan "to move quickly, pull, shake, swing, throw (in wrestling), draw (a sword); bend, weave, knit, join together; change color, vary; scheme, feign, pretend" (class III strong verb, past tense brægd, past participle brogden), from Proto-Germanic *bregthan "make sudden jerky movements from side to side" (cf. Old Norse bregða "to brandish, turn about, braid;" Old Saxon bregdan "to weave;" Dutch breien "to knit;" Old High German brettan "to draw, weave, braid"), from PIE root *bherek- "to gleam, flash" (cf. Sanskrit bhrasate "flames, blazes, shines"). In English the verb survives only in the narrow definition of "plait hair." Related: Braided; braiding.
in part from stem found in Old English gebrægd "craft, fraud," gebregd "commotion," Old Norse bragð "deed, trick," and in part from or influenced by related braid (v.). Earliest senses are "a deceit, stratagem, trick" (c.1200), "sudden or quick movement" (c.1300); meaning "anything plaited or entwined" (especially hair) is from 1520s.